Yanqing National Alpine Skiing Centre

Ski resort in Yanqing, Beijing, China

  5 km (3.1 mi)
  10 km (6.2 mi)
  10 km (6.2 mi)Lift system 225 gondolas, 4 chairliftsLift capacity20,000 / hSnowmaking100%

The Yanqing National Alpine Ski Centre is a Chinese alpine ski resort in Yanqing District, a suburban district in Beijing. It opened in 2019. It is 90 km (55 mi) northwest from the urban center of Beijing.

It is the venue for all, speed and technical, both men's and women's alpine skiing events for the 2022 Winter Olympics.[1]

History

The centre was constructed as part of the Yanqing cluster of 2022 Winter Olympics venues, alongside the Yanqing National Sliding Centre.

It opened in 2019.[1] It planned to host a FIS Alpine Ski World Cup meet in February 2020, but it was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic in China.[2]

Facilities

The resort is located in a forest at an elevation of 1,200 metres (3,900 ft),[3] and is served by the Yanqing branch of the Beijing–Zhangjiakou intercity railway.[4]

It has trails totaling 10 kilometres (6.2 mi),[3] including seven racing courses with inclines up to 68%, among the steepest in the world.[1][4]

Its vertical drop is approximately 900 metres (3,000 ft),[4] the biggest of any ski area in the country.[3] The region has little natural snowfall, so most of the resort's snow is generated artificially.[3]

Olympic courses

Men

Course Dicipline Type
"Rock" Downhill
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Super-G
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Alpine combined (DH)
Speed
"Ice River" Alpine combined (SL)
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Giant slalom
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Slalom
Speed

Women

Course Dicipline Type
"Ice River" Giant slalom
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Slalom
Technical

References

  1. ^ a b c "Construction of Beijing's National Alpine Skiing Centre completed". International Ski Federation. 20 November 2019. Retrieved 15 September 2021.
  2. ^ Mo Hong'e (11 January 2021). "Brick by brick, Olympic excitement builds". China News Service. Retrieved 15 September 2021.
  3. ^ a b c d Li Yan (3 December 2019). "2022 preparations peak in mountains of Yanqing". China News Service. Retrieved 15 September 2021.
  4. ^ a b c "China's new ski centre lauded as "one of the best racing mountains in the world"". Ski Asia. 22 November 2019. Retrieved 15 September 2021.

External links

  • Yanqing Ski Resort skiresort.info
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Coordinates: 40°32′30″N 115°48′09″E / 40.5418°N 115.802567°E / 40.5418; 115.802567